Never Turn Back.
Words and Music by WALTER KITTREDGE.
1. Don't ever turn back with our hand to the plow,
To reap you must sow, would you gather it now?
The sun must shine down with its glad, cheering ray,
To chase away darkness and light up the day.
Never turn back, but press steady on,
Attune the sweet harp anew for the song;
Strike the right chord and make this one vow,
To never turn back with our hand to the plow.
2. Your pathway, tho' shallow, will deeper yet grow,
And richer the soil, if you follow the row;
The roots will strike deeper, enriched by decay,
As flowers bloom fresh at the smiling of day.
3. Then turn up the soil and work it with care,
Sow broadcast the seed, and root out the tare;
Look forth on the harvest of bright, waving grain,
Have faith in your labor, 'twill not be in vain.
4. God cares for the sparrow — how much better we,
His children on earth, protected will be;
Then heap up the bins, stow away in the mow,
And never turn back with your hand to the plow.